Author: The Hinoeuma

Movie Monday: The Brash Drummer & The Nectarine 1914

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One-hundred, five years ago, today, The Brash Drummer and The Nectarine was released. A short, silent, black & white comedy, it was written and directed by George Ade, a popular American humorist for his time and a follower of Mark Twain. Starring Wallace Beery and Bevery Bayne, this piece was one of Ade’s Fables in Slang.

Summary:

Gabby Gus made the town regularly every month. He was a swell guy and thought he could cop most any Jane that he took a liking to. Clara Louise Willoughby, a farmer’s daughter with a pretty face and figure, took the salesman’s eye. He looked the old gent up in Dunn and Bradstreet and, discovered that the old boy was worth some coin. Then, he set his traps for the daughter. Dad, however, sent her away to boarding school and when she returned, she was the swellest peach in the orchard. They all fell for her. Gus hastened to her home where he discovered she was some lemon when it came to the country stuff and that she was a real ‘highfalutin’ society butterfly now. […] her aspirations were higher than a poor hick drummer. She made him feel awfully small. [Source]

I can’t find a video clip of this film but, I did find Ade’s Fables in Slang in audio book form. It has 26 stories and was published in 1899. [Disclaimer: It is nearly two hours long.] ~Vic

Chris Thomas: 10 Questions

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A Forum Post From: The Chris Thomas Files

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Photo Credit: Dean Moriarty from Pixabay

10 Questions

Hi, Herbert,

Regarding Andrew Bartzis? [Question from Herbert]

That’s the problem with channelled messages, they can appear to be one thing but, be something else, entirely. Just try to ignore anything channelled as it is all Velon. When you ask questions, you don’t ask little ones, so, I will see what I can do. [Answer from Chris Thomas]

[Herbert] Hi, Chris,

A number of us who absolutely resonate with your material have been discussing and, one very sharp individual has confirmed your analysis and provided the evidence contained in this YouTube video (in the forum post) where Bartzis lets it slip (catching himself in mid sentence) that he has been channelling Ashtar Command. So, you got it spot on and they wanted to thank you and, to let you know what they found (part of the email).

[Chris] Thanks for the link to Bartzis on YouTube but, I really don’t watch that kind of rubbish.

Some questions my friends would like to ask you:
[1] Chris, several of my friends wonder if you are planning anymore books or articles regarding the Akashic and, if you plan on doing anymore updates on the human plan. Also, would you be available to do an Internet radio interview?

[Chris] At the moment, all of the energies of the new sun are hitting very hard and, so, the whole situation is in a state of flux. This makes it difficult to come to any useful conclusions and, so, I am not planning any new books (they take about 18 months to produce in any way) or a new essay just yet. I have already done about 10 Internet radio interviews with various stations around the world . . .I would be happy to do another one.

[2] Since experiences expand human conscious sentience and that is stored energetically in our soul’s Akashic DNA (increasing the soul energy frequency and expanding size, I guess), do all individual planets also have their own Akashic stored in their soul’s energetic DNA?

[Chris] The Akashic exists on many multiple levels, none of which are fractal-like or hologram-like. As events occur, on planets, in solar systems, in galaxies, etc, they are all recorded in the “local” Akashic. All of these local records interconnect with each other to build up to a Universal Akashic. Ultimately, the purpose of the Akashic is to allow the Creator to learn from the experiences undergone in a particular universe. Strictly speaking, souls do not have DNA, at least not in the way that humans have DNA. DNA memory only exists on Earth because of our peculiar physical nature and the division of the soul into two.

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[3] I understand that the moon’s main function is to act as a (electromagnetic) balance tool which stabilizes Earths wobble, ranging from 17 degrees to 23 degrees, as we jointly spiral around the spiralling sun . . . Knowing that our moon is positioned in such a way between the Sun and Earth, that scientists say goes statistically, and significantly, against the random odds, does that mean our moon has a soul consciousness and, therefore, its own Akashic? Or, was it simply that Earth’s consciousness sequestered a piece of the exploded planet and it, somehow, became sort of globe shaped and Earth/Sun consciousness (gravity) put it where it would, fortuitously, allow life to continue on Earth? We have been told there is a lot of technology on the moon and there is a base on the dark side. Is the moon really hollow?

[Chris] When the first two planets within our solar system decided to leave, they exploded causing the asteroid belt. Both of these planets, exploding close to the orbit of the Earth, generated a disruption to the local energy patterns giving the Earth a slightly eccentric orbit. The Earth “captured” about one quarter of one of the planets to use as a counter balance to settle Her orbit. In doing this, the planetary consciousness (of the destroyed planet) left a portion of its consciousness in the fragment to help the Earth. This fragment became the moon and the portion of the original consciousness still remains. See the essay I did earlier on this year about gravity but, the moon is not held in place by gravity. Gravity, as described by scientists, does not exist. All planets, moons, solar systems, galaxies and the Universe, itself, hold their relationships by conscious interaction, what scientists call electro-magnetic forces. There is [a] long-standing base on the dark side of the moon, since the early 1950’s but, I would not encourage anyone to try remote viewing it as there are far too many psychic watchers who will attack if they sense your presence. Mars also has a human base. It has been there since the mid 1980’s. The moon is not hollow as such. If you think of magma flows here on Earth, when they cool, gas voids are formed under the hard shell. The same with the moon. It is full of gas voids as the original planet’s core cooled. It “rings” if you strike it because of these gas voids.

[4] Does the Akashic hold anything that is denoted as “Time Wars”? A Quarantine that is presently in place surrounding Earth or our Solar System? Apart from the Velon travelling back in time are there any other
instances where time travel has affected life on Earth?

[Chris] The simple answer is no. It is not possible to travel forwards in time as the future has not yet happened. [See Question 9]

[5] Given that the reptilian race were the 14th Faction from another Universe, does that mean there are zero reptilians left in our Universe?

[Chris] Correct. They and all of their energies were removed with the 14th Faction in 2003.

To continue reading (it’s five pages), download the PDF version HERE.

[Note: This was harvested from a forum post on The One Truth on November 4, 2018. The OP is a friend of Chris Thomas. Posted on October 16, 2013.]

Shutterbug Saturday: Critter Collections 6.0

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All Things Critter
All photos are my personal collection. ~Vic
Part I/Part II/Part III/Part IV/Part V

Bee Image One
Coreopsis Bee
Coreopsis blooming in November.
11-04-2017
McKinley Image Two
McKinley with lunch.
I think it is a grasshopper.
09-06-2018
Daisy Image Three
Daisy Bee
At least, I think it is a daisy.
10-13-2018
Slug Image Four
Sidewalk Slug
He had places to go.
03-21-2019
Worm Image Five
Window Worm
This thing showed up during the rain storms.
It looks like a tape worm.
04-13-2019
Lizard Image Six
Blue Tail
I see these lizards all over the place.
They are quick.
05-06-2019
Flyer Image Seven
Lacy Wings
Cute green thing in the kitchen window.
05-10-2019
Moth Image Eight
Pale Blue
Tiny little moth.
05-11-2019

Flashback Friday: Paris, Lithuania & Tarnów 1940

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June 14 was a banner day for the countries of France, Lithuania and Poland. Except for reading the words, we, today, have no clue what these people went through. ~Vic

Paris Occupied Image One
Image Credit: wikipedia.org

[Source]

Paris started mobilizing for war in September 1939 when Nazi Germany, and their allied Soviet Union, according to the Ribbentrop-Molotov Treaty, invaded Poland. […] the war seemed far away until May 10, 1940, when the Germans attacked France and quickly defeated the French army. The French government departed Paris on June 10 and the Germans occupied the city on June 14.

In the spring of 1939, war with Germany already seemed inevitable. On March 10, the city began to distribute gas masks to civilians and on March 19, signs were posted guiding Parisians to the nearest shelters. On August 31, anticipating bombardment, the French government began to evacuate 30,000 children out of the city […]. On September 1, news reached Paris that Germany had invaded Poland, and France, as expected, promptly declared war on Germany. […] in February 1940, ration cards for food were issued [..].

The French defense plan was purely passive, waiting for the Germans to attack. After eight months of relative calm, […] the Germans struck France on May 10, 1940, bypassing the Maginot Line and slipping through the Ardennes. On June 3, the Germans bombed Paris and its suburbs for the first time […]. On June 8, the sound of distant artillery fire could be heard in the capital. On 10 June, the French government fled Paris […]. On June 12, the French government, in Tours, declared Paris to be an open city [and] that there would be no resistance. At 5:30 in the morning of June 14, the first German advance guard entered the city […]. By the end of the afternoon, the Germans had hung a swastika flag at the Arc de Triomphe […].

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Image Credit: wikipedia.org & Renata3
According to the Soviet–Lithuanian Mutual Assistance Treaty, Lithuania agreed to allow Soviet military bases (marked in black stars) in exchange for a portion of the Vilnius Region (in orange).

[Source]

The Soviet Union issued an ultimatum to Lithuania before midnight of June 14, 1940. The Soviets, using a formal pretext, demanded to allow an unspecified number of Soviet soldiers to enter the Lithuanian territory and to form a new pro-Soviet government […]. The ultimatum and subsequent incorporation of Lithuania into the Soviet Union stemmed from the division of Eastern Europe into the German and Russian spheres of influence in the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939. Lithuania, along with Latvia and Estonia, fell into the Russian sphere. Despite the threat to the independence, Lithuanian authorities did little to plan for contingencies and were unprepared for the ultimatum. With Soviet troops already stationed in the country according to the Mutual Assistance Treaty, it was impossible to mount effective military resistance. On June 15, Lithuania unconditionally accepted the ultimatum and lost its independence.

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[Source]

The first mass transport of prisoners by Nazi Germany to Auschwitz Concentration Camp was organized in occupied Poland on June 14, 1940, during World War II. The transport departed from the southern Polish city of Tarnów and, consisted of 728 Poles and 20 Polish Jews. They were dubbed ‘political prisoners’ and members of the Polish resistance. Most were Catholics, since the mass deportations of Jews had not yet begun. All were sent to Auschwitz by the German Security Police. They were transported there from a regular prison in Tarnów where they had been incarcerated as enemies of the Nazi regime. Numbers were tattooed on the prisoners’ arms in the order of their arrival […]. These inmates were assigned the numbers 31 through 758, with numbers 1 through 30 having been reserved for a group of German criminals who were brought to Auschwitz from Sachsenhausen on May 20 and became the first Auschwitz kapos.

Zion Night Sky & Sunrise Time Lapse Video: Dawn 2 Dawn Photography

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Sharing a fantastic shot and an equally incredible time-lapse clip from Michael Andrew Just.

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Watch the stars move through the night sky and the sun rising at Zion National Park, Utah. Lots of UFOs traveling through the sky also. Watch in HiDef at Full Screen.

Via Zion Night Sky and Sunrise Time Lapse Video: dawn2dawnphotography.me

If the above video doesn’t work, try this one:

POTD: The Other Shroom

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A week ago, I posted a photo of a rather large tree mushroom. It had a smaller twin on the other side. We’ve had a very wet spring. ~Vic

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04-15-2019

Wayback Wednesday: Doctor Doctor 1989

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Thirty years ago, today, the sitcom Doctor Doctor debuted on CBS. Starring Matt Frewer (Max Headroom), Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller and Tony Carreiro, it ran for three seasons with the very last episode never airing.

From TV Tropes:

[The show] features Matt Frewer as [Dr. Mike Stratford] who belongs to the practice Northeast Medical Partners with three other doctors in Providence, Rhode Island. Most of the comedy surrounds [his] zany antics, tempered by his obvious commitment to his profession and his patients. Though at first serving as “straight men” for Frewer’s manic style of comic acting, the other characters gained more depth as the series progressed, sometimes focusing on issues such as AIDS, breast cancer and homophobia.

From TV.com

The focal point of the series is Mike Stratford, a semi-psychotic doctor who has a passion for healing, anybody. Besides being a doctor, Mike has written a couple of books and is a daily feature on Wake Up Providence…, a local morning TV show. Other major characters include: Richard, Mike’s gay brother and an assistant English professor; Dierdre, a doctor whose looking for the right man and once slept with Mike; Grant, a doctor whose only looking to keep his image perfect; Abe, a doctor whose married with a son and a perfect family life; Faye, a nurse who likes crossword puzzles and kinky things.

List of Episodes

Awards

Doctor Doctor Opening Theme

Tune Tuesday: Bruce Springsteen 1984

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Thirty-five years ago, today, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock chart was Dancing in the Dark from the album Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen. The music video was directed by Brian De Palma (Carrie/Scarface/The Untouchables) and it introduced the world to a, then, unknown Courteney Cox. This was his biggest hit single and the album is, to this day, his best selling. The song also went to #1 with Cash Box, in Canada, with Radio & Records and, went on to #1 in 1985 in Belgium & The Netherlands. Notable cover version artists are Kermit the Frog, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Pete Yorn.

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Image Credit: wikipedia.org

Awards
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Grammys
Grammy Hall of Fame Grammys
Pop/Rock Single American Music Awards
International Album of the Year Juno Awards
Best Stage Performance MTV Video Music Awards

Nominations
Grammys: 2
American Music Awards: 2
Brit Awards: 1
MTV Video Music Awards: 1

Lyrics
[Verse 1]
I get up in the evening
And I ain’t got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way
I ain’t nothing but tired
Man, I’m just tired and bored with myself
Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

[Chorus 1]
You can’t start a fire
You can’t start a fire without a spark
This gun’s for hire
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

[Verse 2]
Message keeps getting clearer
Radio’s on and I’m moving ’round the place
I check my look in the mirror
I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face
Man, I ain’t getting nowhere
I’m just living in a dump like this
There’s something happening somewhere
Baby, I just know that there is

[Chorus 1]
You can’t start a fire
You can’t start a fire without a spark
This gun’s for hire
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

[Bridge]
You sit around getting older
There’s a joke here somewhere and it’s on me
I’ll shake this world off my shoulders
Come on, baby, the laugh’s on me

[Verse 3]
Stay on the streets of this town
And they’ll be carving you up all right
They say you gotta stay hungry
Hey, baby, I’m just about starving tonight
I’m dying for some action
I’m sick of sitting ’round here trying to write this book
I need a love reaction
Come on now, baby, gimme just one look

[Chorus 2]
You can’t start a fire
Sitting ’round crying over a broken heart
This gun’s for hire
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark
You can’t start a fire
Worrying about your little world falling apart
This gun’s for hire
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

[Outro]
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark
Hey, baby

FFTD: Bright Yellow

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I haven’t a clue what kind of flower this is but, I will dig around and see what I can find.

Update:
This looks very much like a Forsythia. ~Vic

Yellow Flower Bush
Around town.
Neighbor’s bush.
03-31-2019

Flower for the Day

Movie Monday: The Lonely Villa 1909

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One-hundred and ten years ago, today (exactly, believe it or not), the silent short crime-drama, The Lonely Villa, was released. A film directed by D. W. Griffith, it starred David Miles, Marion Leonard, Mary Pickford (in one of her very early roles), Gladys Egan and Adele DeGarde and, was based on the Andre de Lorde French play from 1901: Au Téléphone.

D. W. Griffith and Mary Pickford, along with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, founded United Artists on February 5, 1919, as a studio where actors could control their own interests instead of being beholden to commercial studios. It is now a subsidiary of MGM and Annapurna Pictures and, as of February 5, 2019 (its 100th anniversary), it was rebranded as United Artists Releasing.

From IMDB:

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and, threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room but, the criminals are well-equipped for breaking in. When the father finds out what is happening, he must race against time to get back home.

Trivia Bit
♦ During the shot of the father leaving the hotel, a dip can be seen in the road in the background. Today, that is currently the exit for the George Washington Bridge and the location of the hotel is now an apartment complex.

POTD: Buddy

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Going back fifteen years, this is a shot of Buddy, interrupting an exercise routine. This was during my Texas years. He was such a sweet baby and I still miss him. ~Vic

Buddy Image
Silly kitty.
04-05-2004

Alan Watts (Philosopher) Sketch: Think & Explore

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A while back, I asked Mani @ Think & Explore to draw Alan Watts. He is a gifted artist and this is a perfect example. Go visit and see how he drew it. Thanks, Mani! ~Vic

Hi all, I am back with a new pencil sketch today! 😃 There’s a specialty for this one. Some time back, this picture (of Alan Watts) was requested by blogger The Hinoeuma (blog Cosmic Observation) as a suggestion to my next to draw list. I took the suggestion and worked on the sketch recently. […]

via Alan Watts (Philosopher) | Sketch — Think & Explore

Shutterbug Saturday: Rogue Artistes 4.0

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This will be the last in the graffiti series for a while until some new ones show up or I find artwork somewhere else. All photos are my personal collection. © ~Vic
Part I/Part II/Part III

Seek Love Image One
This is really hard to see but, it says “Seek Love”.
Riverwalk path.
05-26-2019
Sell Souls Image Two
How to sell soul to a soulless people who sold their souls?
06-09-2017
Love More Image Three
Love More
06-01-2019
Nothing Is Easy Image Four
Nothing is easy, especially high voltage.
06-09-2017
One-Eyed Smile Image Five
One-eyed smile?
06-01-2019
Storm Cloud Image Six
Storm cloud over the soulless people.
How apropos…
06-01-2019
Smiley Image Seven
Smiley scribbled in the window.
This is the shed next to the house from the first post.
05-19-2019
New Canvas Image Eight
Remember the winter tree with the red heart, love, pain and voodoo?
It’s gone. New canvas for new art.
05-17-2019

Foto Friday: Critter Collections 5.0

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All Things Critter
All photos are my personal collection. ~Vic
Part I/Part II/Part III/Part IV

McKinley Spider Image One
A McKinley by the lamp post at the First Baptist Church.
The web was enormous.
09-02-2017
Orb Weaver Image Two
An Orb Weaver off the corner of the front porch.
09-22-2017
Preying Mantis Image Three
I guess she was enjoying the flowers.
10-02-2017
Preying Mantis Image Four
She posed for me.
What a ham.
Slug Image Five
Slug on the front porch.
10-18-2017
Lady Beetle Image Six
It took me a while to find this one.
Google “black bug, yellow dots” and you will get tons of pix.
This is an Asian lady beetle larva.
10-28-2017
Slug Image Seven
Larger slug on the side of the house.
06-16-2018
Moth Image Eight
Moth on the kitchen window.
04-03-2019